I guess I have been able to achieve what I wanted to. Thanks to the guidance from the articles on the Value Research website and the advice of Mr Dhirendra Kumar. To switch over from regular schemes to direct growth plans, I chose funds of good standing based on the knowledge I gained from VRO.
In early 2006, I came across Dhirendra Kumar talking about mutual funds on a news channel and soon I started reading every page on the Value Research website. I use the Value Research database for trends, as well as individual fund ratings and portfolio changes from time to time.
Value Research was my first guide to personal finance and mutual funds. Even now, it helps me a lot by enriching my knowledge and updating me about the current market situation, while also clearing away confusion during the ups and downs of the market.